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OPERATOR’S MANUAL 

OM-CC 14576 

JOHN DEERE 

ei©® 

SPIN SPREADER 



Forword 


You may have purchased a C 380 Spin Spreader because it is most suited to your 
requirements. 

Equally you may have chosen this machine for its appearance and its simplicity. 

We know that, with careful service, you will wish to clean your Spreader after 
use. To help you in this essential operation we have designed this machine to be 
dismantled without a single tool. 

Read the Operator's Manual carefully before putting the Spreader to work. Follow 
the setting instructions and service instructions which are given and you can be 
certain to get the best results from your machine. 

If, in time, you require Spare Parts order them from your Dealer and give him 
the serial number of your machine, which we advise you to insert in the space below. 

Serial Number : 

(Situated on the frame cross member) 



Dont forget that this machine has been designed to serve, you should do the 
thinking ! 


Be sure that the tractor p.t.o. shaft has been disengaged before dismantling or 


servicing your machine. 


Contents 


GENERAL VIEW 2 

SPECIFICATION 3 

OPERATION 4-10 

Before starting operation 4 

— Attaching to the tractor 4 

— Drive 4 

— Important checks 5 

Starting work 6 

- — Selector lever 7 

— Correction lever 7 

— Spreading rate adjustment 8 

— Distribution table 9 

— Operational hints 10 

SERVICE 10 


LUBRICATION 


11 


General view 



1 - Drive 

2 - Gearbox 

3 • Spreader disc 

4 - Disc cover 

5 - Delivery control 

6 - Delivery control lever 


7 - Spread correction lever 

8 - Operating lever 

9 - Hopper bottom scraper 

10 - Agitator 

11 - Hopper 

12 - Indication of the maximum load in 

pounds. 


Specification 


Attachment 


Drive 


Spinner disc speed 


Agitator speed 


Agitator 


Hopper capacity 


Maximum load 

992 lb. 

Total weight 


Height 

3' 11" 

Width 


Minimum distribution rate 


Maximum distribution rate 



The design and specification of materials are subject to change at any time 
without previous notification. 


Operation 

BEFORE STARTING WORK 


Before putting your spreader to work, 
give it a general lubrication and check 
the oil level in the gearbox, according 
to the instructions laid down in the lubri- 
cation chart (p. 11). After the initial work 
period, check the tightness of all nuts 
and bolts. 


Attachment to the tractor 


Your spreader is fitted with cat. I three 
point linkage. Don't forget to check the 
levelling crank after attaching the 
spreader. 



Figure 2 - Mounting on the three 
point linkage 


Drive 


Make sure that the telescopic tubes do 
not bottom when the linkaqe is fully 
raised as this will cause damage to the 
P.T.O. shaft bearings. 

The minimum distance between the 
outer tube and the shoulder of the uni- 
versal joint must be 25/32 at full lift. 



Figure 3 - Setting the drive 


To shorten the drive shaft it is essen- 
tial that you cut the same amount from 
both inner and outer tubes. Clean up 
the ends of the tubes with a file or emery 
cloth and grease the working surfaces. 



It is essential to adjust the length of 

the drive shaft according to the indivi- Figure 4 - Reducing the length 

dual tractor to be used. of the telescopic shafts 


Operation 5 


Important check 

After attaching the spreader make sure that the spinner disc is absolutely hori- 
zontal when it is at a height of 27 1/2" above the ground. 


GOOD 

BIEN 


BAD 

MAL 



BIEN GOOD MAL BAD 


Le disque doit etre horizontal Disque non horizontal 



Figure 5 - Positions in relations to the ground 


6 Operation 


GOING INTO WORK 


Thanks to the particular technical design your Spreader will give you a wide 
range of work allowing you to vary the spread pattern in your different ways. 



Full Spread giving a width of 30 to 49 ft 
depending on the type of 
material 

A Grand epandage de 9 a 15 metres 
suivant les engrais 



Spreading to 
the left 
Epandage 
lateral gauche 


Spreading to 
the right 

Epandage 
lateral droit 


Spreading the edges of 
fields (roads Hedges) and 
for orchard work. 

Epandage en bordure 
de champs ( chemin, haie. . .) 
et arboriculture 




Twin spread 
D Epandage 

bilateral- Arboriculture, vignes. 

% 

) for orchard and vineyards. 




Operation 7 


Selector lever 

This lever selects the desired spread 
pattern. To select you pull the knob of 
the lever and move it to the desired 
position (figure 7) and ensure that the 
plunger engages in the locating hole 
provided. 


Correction lever 

If the spreader is broadcasting more 
to one side than to the other it is pos- 
sible to correct the spread pattern to 
the centre with the correction lever, by 
placing this in the suitable position. This 
centralisation becomes necessary accor- 
ding to the density of the material to be 
spread and ensures that you have an 
even spread pattern about the tractor 
centre line. 


Connecting rod of rate control lever 



Figure 7 
Control levers 


8 Operation 


Controlling the rate oi Spread 

Precise rate control is a feature of the 
C 380 Spreader. To adjust this you move 
a lever which controls the outlet at the 
bottom of the hopper via an intermediate 
linkage. 

The movement of the lever is controlled 
by an adjustable stop. According to the 
volume of material to be spread, set the 
stop at the appropriate place on the 
scale. Lock this in place by tightening 
the wing nut and then move the lever 
down the guadrant to the stop. 

The graduations on the scale are num- 
bered to correspond with the opening in 
the bottom of the hopper. 


The table on the following page gives 
the different settings corresponding to 
the spreading rates. These vary with the 
different function and properties of the 
fertilizer and the ground speed of the 
tractor. 

Important 

In order to obtain an even spread and 
to eliminate fertilizer loss it is essential: 

— To have the spinner turning before 
opening the hopper gate. 

— To close the hopper gate before 
stopping the spinner. 



Figure 8 - Rate of spread control 
levers with quadrant 


Operation 9 


DISTRIBUTION TABLE 

The table refers to figure 6 (A full spread) for the positions of the lever and the 
control of quantity and direction of fertilizer spread (see Fig. 7 et 8). 



Type of 
Fertilizer 

Position of 
lever for 
rate of 
spread 

Position of 
direction 
control 
lever 

Width 

of 

spread 

Quantity-lb-/Acre 
at : 

4 mph 

6 mph 

7 mph 



2 

6 

49 ft 

45 

27 




3 

6 

49 ft 

120 

80 

62 

I 

Large granules 








(Super Phosphates) 

4 

6 

49 ft 

268 

200 

134 



5 

5 

49 ft 

357 

268 

178 



6 

5 

49 ft 

446 

335 

223 



2 

5 

36 ft 

54 

36 

27 


Medium granules 







II 

(Ammonium 

3 

5 

36 ft 

125 

85 

62 


nitrate) 

4 

5 

36 ft 

357 

241 

178 



6 

4 

36 ft 

669 

446 

339 



1 

5 

23 ft 

67 

45 


III 

Small granules 








(Iron Sulphate) 

2 

5 

23 ft 

268 

178 

134 



3 

5 

23 ft 

339 

223 

178 



3 

10 

13 ft 

549 

366 


III 

Powders 

4 

10 

13 ft 

1160 

776 

580 



5 

10 

13 ft 


1338 

1004 


The above figures are only guidelines. 


10 Operation / Service 


OPERATIONAL HINTS 


Avoid transporting the spreader with 
a full hopper. This can lead to compac- 
tion of the fertilizer, particularly pow- 
dered material, and this accumulation 
can cause an undue strain on the agita- 
tor when the machine is put into work. 

If it is unavoidable to travel with a 
full hopper close the outlet and allow 
the agitator to revolve. 

It is also advised when starting up 
to engage the clutch gently in order to 
prevent damage to the spreader drive 
mechanism. 


In order not to pulverise certain gra- 
nular fertilizers it is recommended to 
remove the agitator and in certain cir- 
cumstances to reverse the scraper at the 
bottom of the hopper. After lifting off the 
agitator, it is necessary to block the 
scraper at the bottom of the hopper in 
order to remove and reverse it. 


In order not to overload the components 
of the spreader and to ensure a good 
delivery it is imperative that the tractor 
p.t.o. is driven at 540 rpm under load. 


Service 


DISMANTLING AND CLEANING 


After each operation it is essential to 
clean the hopper and the distribution 
components. 

This essential operation is made easy 
for you by the instantaneous dismantling 
of the machine without a single tool, to 
maintain the good working order of the 
components. 

To remove the hopper from the frame : 
1st. Remove the Pin " A " and uncouple 
the delivery control rod from the 
plate. 

2nd. Withdraw the two spring clips " B " 
from the pins on either side of the 
frame. 

3rd. Withdraw the spring clip " C " and 
the pin from its bracket. 

You can now lift off in turn, the hopper, 
the selection collar and the cover plate. 



Figure 10 - The components dismantled 
for cleaning the spreader 


Lubrication 



Every 8 hours 

1 . - Agitator - to give access to the grease fitting : 

a) Place the delivery lever at " zero " in its quadrant. 

b) Place the correction lever at position " 6 " in its quadrant. 

c) Place the selection lever above the grease symbol found on the spinner 
disc collar. 

2. - Drive shaft - gearbox end. 

3. - Drive shaft - tractor end. 

Every 200 hours 

4. - Change the gearbox oil contents. 3 1/2 pts SAE 90 Oil. 

Lubrication advice 

We recommend the use of well-known propriety brands. 

You will thus avoid unnecessary breakdowns and repairs. 

Keep the lubricants, grease and oil, protected from dust and deterioration 
by keeping the lids on the containers. 

Before using a grease gun, make sure that the grease nipples are not 
blocked by paint or dirt. 






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